Zohar Atkins was born in Bearsville, New York, in 1988, and grew up in Montclair, New Jersey. He holds an A.B. in Classics and Jewish Studies and an A.M. in History from Brown University, and a DPhil in Theology from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. A rabbinic student at the Jewish Theological Seminary, he is a Wexner Graduate Fellow and a Fellow at the David Hartman Center. His poem, ‘Without Without Title’ won the Oxonian Review Prize. His debut collection is forthcoming with Carcanet in 2019.